Easiest Free-form RPG System - RPG Crossing
RPG Crossing Home Forums Create An Account! Site Rules & Help

RPG Crossing
Go Back   RPG Crossing > Feedback & User Resources > Gaming Advice
twitter facebook facebook

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old Jan 3rd, 2023, 03:48 PM
Kokoro's Avatar
Kokoro Kokoro is offline
Magical Girl in Training
 
Tools
User Statistics
Last Visit: Jan 30th, 2023
RPXP: 292
Kokoro Kokoro Kokoro
Posts: 101
Easiest Free-form RPG System

First of all, I'm not really sure where this should go. Mods, please move this to the appropriate place if needed.

I would like to start a game, but I want a system that has mostly free-form, non-intrusive mechanics, and easy to pick up quickly. What recommendations would you have?
__________________
-- Kokoro
Oath of Sangus, Thursday, December 29, 2022
My [Active Games]* The Magical Misfit Manor (An Anime Magical Girl game)
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old Jan 5th, 2023, 10:11 AM
orcbane's Avatar
orcbane orcbane is offline
Play Other RPGs
 
Tools
User Statistics
Last Visit: Mar 21st, 2023
RPXP: 10597
orcbane orcbane orcbane orcbane orcbane orcbane orcbane orcbane orcbane orcbane orcbane
Posts: 8,610
Hey Kokoro,

I'm personally a big fan of Jason Tocci's 24XX RPG. The rules provide just enough mechanical framework to make it qualify as an RPG, but really get out of the way of storytelling. You only roll dice if there is some kind of risk involved in the action, otherwise it's entirely freeform.

The default is an SRD designed around sci-fi storytelling, but it's ultra-easy to reflavor to taste, which is on display from variety of RPGs hacked from it (including my own, as seen in my signature, which is free).

Other great systems with similarly low-intrusion mechanics include Breathless, Lumen, and Caltrop Core.

Happy gaming!
__________________
2XXX: Promised Land, my first (self-)published RPG is now live! (and FREE!)
Check out my podcast: Loathsome Things: A Horror Movie Podcast
Community Supporter exclusive: PbP-specific RPG system (Version 0.4 currently in development)
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old Jan 8th, 2023, 06:31 AM
Kokoro's Avatar
Kokoro Kokoro is offline
Magical Girl in Training
 
Tools
User Statistics
Last Visit: Jan 30th, 2023
RPXP: 292
Kokoro Kokoro Kokoro
Posts: 101
That looks like an interesting game system to play!
__________________
-- Kokoro
Oath of Sangus, Thursday, December 29, 2022
My [Active Games]* The Magical Misfit Manor (An Anime Magical Girl game)
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old Jan 8th, 2023, 09:01 PM
Ladytron's Avatar
Ladytron Ladytron is online now
Mature Adult Dragon
 
Tools
User Statistics
Last Visit: Mar 21st, 2023
RPXP: 880
Ladytron Ladytron Ladytron Ladytron Ladytron Ladytron Ladytron
Posts: 264
I am not sure this meets your criteria as it’s diceless, not free-form, but the Amber game might work.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old Jan 10th, 2023, 03:44 PM
Kokoro's Avatar
Kokoro Kokoro is offline
Magical Girl in Training
 
Tools
User Statistics
Last Visit: Jan 30th, 2023
RPXP: 292
Kokoro Kokoro Kokoro
Posts: 101
I have searched high and low for that game, but could never find it. I know it was discussed a bunch on the old Guardians of Order website back in the day.
__________________
-- Kokoro
Oath of Sangus, Thursday, December 29, 2022
My [Active Games]* The Magical Misfit Manor (An Anime Magical Girl game)
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old Jan 10th, 2023, 06:09 PM
orcbane's Avatar
orcbane orcbane is offline
Play Other RPGs
 
Tools
User Statistics
Last Visit: Mar 21st, 2023
RPXP: 10597
orcbane orcbane orcbane orcbane orcbane orcbane orcbane orcbane orcbane orcbane orcbane
Posts: 8,610
Currently on sale at DTRPG: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/1447/Amber
__________________
2XXX: Promised Land, my first (self-)published RPG is now live! (and FREE!)
Check out my podcast: Loathsome Things: A Horror Movie Podcast
Community Supporter exclusive: PbP-specific RPG system (Version 0.4 currently in development)
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old Jan 21st, 2023, 02:30 AM
PaulK PaulK is offline
Young Adult Dragon
 
Tools
User Statistics
Last Visit: Mar 20th, 2023
RPXP: 0
PaulK
Posts: 90
Another to look at would be the recently re-released Everway. Another world-travelling fantasy, but a very different setting and feel from Amber. When you want a randomiser, you draw from a tarot-like deck and interpret the card.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:10 AM.
Skin by Birched, making use of original art by paiute.( 2009-2012)


RPG Crossing, Copyright ©2003 - 2023, RPG Crossing Inc; powered by vBulletin, Copyright ©2000 - 2023, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. Template-Modifications by TMB